Guardian Industries Interview Questions

Updated Sep 29, 2014
Updated Sep 29, 2014
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    Plant Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Guardian Industries in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    it was just fine...nothing big actually. talked to a whole host of people after talking to people at the corp office. took long time

    Interview Questions
    • would you buy an ice cream stand or a car wash   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Goole, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Goole, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Guardian Industries in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    An interview was arranged for me by a recruitment agency through which I applied. My contact at the agency was very good and positive about my chances of getting this role. Apparently, she had sent several CV's to Guardian over a period of two and a half months and Guardian knocked them all back; I was the only person they chose to interview. That gave me added confidence that there was something about my experience and skills that they were interested in.

    I arrived at Guardian and was escorted to a waiting area by a security guard. A friendly woman greeted me and asked me to fill an application form in and asked me if I wanted a drink; so far so good.

    After about fifteen minutes, my interviewer arrived. From his arrival and initial exchanges he seemed uninterested in the interview and in me. It crossed my mind that this could be a ploy, a kind of "I'm going to raise objections about your suitability for this position and you have to convince me that they are incorrect and hence you will have to convince me that you should have this job" as he seemed to me to be raising unreasonable objections.

    But it became apparent that that wasn't the case. My contact at the agency told me (as per the instruction of the HR Manager at Guardian) that I was being considered not only for the position I applied for (Process Engineer) but also the Process Manager position because of my previous experience. When I raised this with my interviewer, he told me "no, I don't think so; you are not experienced enough for the Process Manager position."

    After the interview I was left wondering why there was such a difference in opinion. There seems as if there could have been some conflict between my interviewer and the HR manager/department, but that is just a theory. It does not excuse the lack of professionalism shown towards me in the interview.

    I gave, in my opinion, a very good interview, despite the lack of interest from my interviewer. I put a good case across as to why Guardian should give the position, but it seemed certain from the very beginning of the interview that the interviewer's mind was made up.

    I left the interview feeling underwhelmed; I'd put in the time and effort to travel to the interview and give a good interview and in return I was shown contempt.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most difficult thing you've ever done in your life?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Production Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Guardian Industries.

    Interview Details

    Stared with a phone interview. If called in for a second interview be prepared for a long day. It consists of meeting with multiple people (about 7 or 8) and interview by each one individually. You have to pass each interview to be extended a job offer. Typical interview questions and lots of behavioral type questions. There number one focus is safety!

    Interview Questions
    • Typical interview questions and lots of behavioral type questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Staff Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Guardian Industries.

    Interview Details

    Interview with at least 6 or 7 people from various disciplines and responsibilities

    Interview Questions
    • Are you willing to work nights and weekends. My answer was yes and little did I know what I was in for!!   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. It was a take it or leave it offer except the start date. I was allowed to start 1 week later than they requested.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Guardian Industries in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews typical. First time expect to meet 5-7 people for one on one interviews from future peers, senior people and HR. Basic questions for cultural fit and technical skills. Second interview several weeks later expect to make a presentation to a group of people. Panel interview with 4- 6 people and interview with hiring manager

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle conflict resolution with a peer and develop a good working relationship when things have gone bad? How do you correct the situation? And, do you have to become friends again to work well together   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very little negotiation. Take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carleton, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carleton, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Guardian Industries in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initial communications were a telephone pre-screen reviewing my application and resume' submitted. Interview process was day long event, meeting w/several managers and personnel involved in the hiring process at different points in the day. Also it included a tour of plant with walk/talk involved. Notes were taken by about half of the people conducting the interview, so that the notes could be compared at a later time.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any extremely difficult or unexpected questions, Guardian is looking less for technical knowledge and more for a cultural fit.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiate on both wages and vacation time. (of course, that was prior to Koch Industries buying into Guardian).
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Guardian Industries in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    When applying for coating engineer/scientist process was split into two parts: 1) interview at the local site you would support; 2) technical interview with science and technology center staff (located in Michigan - may be an extended phone interview).

    Interview Questions
    • Questions regarding work/life balance.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Straightforward. Salary was within expected range and benefits are quite good.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Floreffe, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Floreffe, PA
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Guardian Industries in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    The first interview was a one on one interview which took about 30 minutes and like any other interview consisted of basic first round questions. The second interview was an on site interview with several of the plant personnel and lasted about 6 hours. Finally, an offer was made and a background check and drug screen was necessary.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Guardian Industries in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    My interview process was very good, but very long. This couldn't be helped because of the travel schedules of some of the people I met with. I had an initial call with the recruiter and then a face-to-face off-site with the manager for the position. I had two subsequent office interview schedules with several people each time. The process took about 3 months before I was extended the offer. The offer letter process, drug testing and background/reference check process went off without a hitch. Pretty streamlined, although the hard-copy, paper application was a surprise.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any extremely difficult or unexpected questions. There were some very good behavioral interview questions so that I could provide good examples of my past work history.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Pretty straight-forward! They made their best offer and when I countered they told me as much and asked me to make a decision!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Controls Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carleton, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carleton, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Guardian Industries in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was mostly a pleasant process. Gave me a good tour of the plant, explained duties pretty well. Left me with other techs at one point who seemed to question my experience and whether or not I was willing to get dirty since my resume stressed office type work, I guess. Seemed like nice enough bunch though.

    Interview Questions
    • Was given a test of PLC ladder logic, this is to be expected and made me realize I needed to bone up on this since it had been a while. Also questioned several times about whether the unusual shift work would be an issue.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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